Flood Update May 12, 2010

As Repairs Begin, Be Sure About Your Contractor

Employees who need to have repair work done at their homes should be careful to hire licensed contractors. In other disasters around the country, homeowners have fallen victim to poor and substandard work done by unlicensed contractors. It’s also a common mistake after a flood to begin work before necessary drying has taken place, which can create problems later—a situation which a reputable contractor can advise about.
More guidance is available from the Better Business Bureau’s website at: http://nashville.bbb.org/article/bbb-reminds-flood-victims-to-check-out-unknown-repair-crews  
The Vanderbilt Flood website has information from the Tennessee Bar Association on the same topic, at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/flood/resources/avoid-repair-ripoff/